Academic regulations

Place of the compulsory internship in the program of studies

All the Master’s degree programs leading to a degree in engineering include a compulsory internship in their curricula. The internship is a component in the Master’s degree cycle which must be successfully validated in order to receive the degree. For architecture, on the other hand, it is in fact a pre-requisite for admission into the Master’s degree cycle.

Out of preference, the internship should be done in a company or at least in an organization which is not academic. As its primary purpose is the immersion in a professional environment, the familiarization with the processes of the company and with all aspects of the engineering profession, it cannot take place in a school or in a university.

Internship formats

The Master’s degree programs which require completion of a compulsory internship have defined, in their specific academic regulations, the internship formats recognized for their respective curricula. We have identified three variants:

  • a short internship which can be done during an academic break, generally in summer, for a minimum of 8 weeks (but extendable up to 6 months);
  • a long internship completed during a full semester, for a duration of between 4 and 6 months;
  • an internship realized within the framework of a Master’s degree project, categorized as a thus on the student’s transcript.

In certain programs, the internship is awarded independent credits (8 or 30), marked as separate on the transcript (“SCS”– Internship for Separate Credits). In others, these credits are awarded along with those of the Master’s degree project (indicated as “STAP”- Internship Credited Within the Master’s Degree Project). Successful completion of a Master’s degree project in a company (“PDME”) will earn 30 credits.

The internship cannot take place before the completion of the Bachelor’s degree (with the exception of the Master’s in architecture program). Certain programs require that one or two semesters of Master’s degree studies be completed prior to leaving for internship.

In all cases (separate credits or credits within the project of Master’s degree), the internship must be successfully completed before the last term of studies and the obtention of the degree.

The student is invited to consult his/her department’s academic regulations and to inquire about the variants and periods of possible internships which are allowed.

Contacts within departments

Every faculty or Master’s degree program has appointed an internship coordinator who is the main person of reference for all questions connected to the internships and their validation.

Faculté ENAC Architecture: Gesualdo Casciana Civil engineering: Pascal TurbergMélanie Thuillard Environmental sciences and engineering: Pierre-Yves GilliéronChristina Treier

Faculty SB Catherine Marselli

Faculty STI Hind Klinke

Faculty IC Eileen HazbounPatricia Genet

Faculty SV Igor Allaman

College of management

Master in Management, Technology & Entrepreneurship : Haoua Mahmoudi

Master in Financial Engineering : Marjorie Ebbayilé

College of Humanities Digital humanities: Kathleen Collins

The section administration is the contact for master programs, which do no give the “engineer title” but include an optional work experience in industry.